The company says the agreements show it is a responsible corporate citizen. Under the new agreement, which begins on March 1, any owner who advertises their property for rent through HomeAway and its subsidiaries will not be responsible for the collection and transfer of municipal sales tax and lodging tax. Instead, HomeAway automatically collects the city`s sales tax through its online process. The city has already reached a similar agreement with Airbnb, which went into effect in November 2016. Weber said the tax collection process was complicated in October when HomeAway, Vrbo and Airbnb began collecting state and regional taxes to comply with new state laws. Soon after, Gannon asked to see the details of the deal; State officials told him it was confidential. .